NBC planned to hold a news conference on Monday to officially name the successor to Meredith Vieira on "Today," reports The New York Times’ Bill Carter and Brian Stelter.
Ann Curry, 54, was expected to get the nod to take over for Vieira in June, the story notes. Natalie Morales, who anchors “Today” at 9 a.m., will take over Curry’s role as news anchor, while Savannah Guthrie, an MSNBC anchor and White House correspondent, will become the show’s new 9 a.m. anchor, the article says.
Curry has served as the news anchor for "Today" for 14 years and is well liked by viewers, the piece notes.
Changes at "Today" are particularly sensitive for NBC because the show is the top profit maker among network news programs. Vieira, 57, is apparently leaving on her own accord to spend more time with her family.